Yesterday the Orioles secured their second Battle of the Beltways series win with their 6-3 swat of the gNats.

Today they put Koji Uehara on the disabled list with elbow tendonitis and sent David Hernandez and a goofy line up with out Melvin Mora and Brian Roberts to get the sweep of the worst team in baseball.

Oscar Salazar, batting second and playing third base in that lineup, put the O’s on that board in the second inning with am RBI single that scored Nolan Reimold. Salazar is hitting over .363 and is proving to be that Terry Crowley-esque bat off the bench.

Hernandez gave up a deep two run homerun to Adam Dunn in the fourth inning. It was the first homerun he had given up and Dunn’s 19th of the year. It was a shot that bounced into the warehouse and DC took a 2-1 lead. The homer was the 50th ball to reach Eutaw Street and the first by a National.

The Natinals put another on the board with an Anderson Hernandez single to center that scored Josh Willingham. Adam Jones fielded the ball well, threw a shot to home, but Matt Wieters dropped the throw and the snail like speed of Willingham proved too much for the O’s.

Chris Ray gave up a homerun to Willie Harris in the seventh inning. Shocker.

Wieters threw out his first runner in the majors, but he also threw a ball into left field when Josh Willingham stole third in the eighth. The error allowed Willingham to score and gave the Nats a 5-1 lead.

A Nick Markakis sac fly and Aubrey Huff RBI single gave the Birds two runs in the eighth. Unfortunately Huff tried to extend his bloop into a double and was thrown out at second base.

Too many missed opportunities…

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
WAS 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 12 0
BAL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 1